Dodford Manor wedding photography – Gemma and Matthew.
It’s always great to visit local venues again, so I was delighted when Gemma and Matthew booked me for their wedding at the gorgeous Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. Time for a quick introduction – I’m Simon Atkins, a Northamptonshire wedding photographer. I photograph weddings in a documentary style.
Dogs at weddings.
I first met Gemma and Matthew at their home in Northampton along with their gorgeous dog Winnie who tried very hard to jump all over me, not that I care as I have my own very lovely Golden Retriever. They told me of their plans to include Winnie in the wedding. Fast forward to several months and their big day arrived, somewhat wet and cloudy. My first port of call was Fawsley Hall where both Gemma and Matthew got ready before heading to nearby Dodford Manor.
Dodford Manor looked spectacular lit with pink LED lighting that contrasty well with the rather grey sky. A rather emotional Matthew wiped away a tear as his bride arrived (with Winnie the dog watching from the back of the room) for the ceremony. Afterwards guests enjoyed a range of beers and champagne for the drinks reception before heading into the wedding breakfast room which was decorated in an Alice in Wonderland theme.
Winnie was looked after on the day by Katie from Star Paws at weddings.
With such a wet day Gemma & Matthew didn’t get outside for much of the day, however they were blessed with the most amazing sunset which they went into the courtyard to enjoy.